The median contractor rate for a Wireless Engineer was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Engineer
UK
Rank 558 627 607
Rank change year-on-year +69 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Wireless Engineer 25 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.024% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.026% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 15
Median daily rate £285 £338 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +125.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £247 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £214 £400 £150
% change year-on-year -46.56% +166.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Wireless Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Wireless Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless Engineer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wireless Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 24 £220 -34.81% 6
London +42 15 £450 +63.63%
South West - 6 £214 -
Croydon - 6 £450 -
South East +14 4 £213 -24.44% 3
Bristol - 4 £215 -
Wiltshire - 2 £213 -
Surrey - 2 £350 -
Swindon - 2 £213 -
Berkshire +29 1 £213 -15.00% 2
City of London +3 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire -9 1 £213 -32.00%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £213 -
Reading - 1 £213 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £213 -
Bath - 1 £213 -
Somerset - 1 £213 -

Wireless Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Wireless Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Wireless Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Wireless
2 27 (84.38%) Cisco
3 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (50.00%) CCNA
5 13 (40.63%) CCNP
6 11 (34.38%) MPLS
6 11 (34.38%) OSPF
6 11 (34.38%) BGP
6 11 (34.38%) 802.1X
7 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
7 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 9 (28.13%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
9 8 (25.00%) Firewall
10 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (15.63%) F5
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
12 4 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 4 (12.50%) Juniper
12 4 (12.50%) WAN
12 4 (12.50%) Broadband
13 3 (9.38%) LAN
13 3 (9.38%) WLAN
13 3 (9.38%) VPN

Wireless Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) Wireless
2 11 (34.38%) BGP
2 11 (34.38%) MPLS
2 11 (34.38%) OSPF
3 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (25.00%) Firewall
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (12.50%) Broadband
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (12.50%) WAN
8 3 (9.38%) LAN
8 3 (9.38%) VPLS
8 3 (9.38%) VPN
8 3 (9.38%) WLAN
9 2 (6.25%) HSRP
9 2 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) French Language
3 1 (3.13%) German Language
3 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
3 1 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (3.13%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (3.13%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.13%) Project Management
2 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
2 1 (3.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (3.13%) Validation
2 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (50.00%) CCNA
3 13 (40.63%) CCNP
4 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) CCENT
6 1 (3.13%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (9.38%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView
3 1 (3.13%) Pingdom
3 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (15.63%) F5
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.13%) Arista
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.13%) Splunk
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Austin Fraser
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